Stories From Nov 2016

Nov 30, 2016  |  Events

Bookstores Host Madness Sale

Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year for the two locations of the NC State Bookstores, with up to 40 percent off most merchandise.

Nov 30, 2016  |  Campus Life

Military and Veteran Resource Center Opens

New center will help active-duty military, ROTC students and veterans adjust to life on campus.

Nov 30, 2016

University Faculty Scholars Named

NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson announced the 2016-17 class of University Faculty Scholars. The class of 22 recipients represents top early- and mid-career faculty engaging in research to present solutions to society’s most pressing issues.

Nov 29, 2016  |  The Abstract

Writing for an Academic Audience

Meyer’s law is too often embodied in academic and professional writing: “It is a simple task to make things complex, but a complex task to make them simple.”

Nov 29, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Tweak Enzyme ‘Assembly Line’ to Improve Antibiotics

NC State chemists have discovered a way to make pinpoint changes to an enzyme-driven “assembly line” that will enable scientists to improve or change the properties of existing antibiotics as well as create designer compounds.

Nov 29, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Fabrication Technique Leads to Broader Sunlight Absorption in Plastic Solar Cells

Researchers have developed a new strategy for fabricating more efficient plastic solar cells.

Nov 29, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

For Nonprofits, Even Non-Finance ‘Capacity Grants’ Stimulate Financial Growth

NC State research finds that so-called “capacity grants” lead to long-term financial growth for nonprofit organizations – regardless of what the grants are for.

Nov 29, 2016  |  The Abstract

Study Finds NC Coastal Officials Eschew Climate Planning Until They See Damage

A recent study finds that local officials in coastal North Carolina are unlikely to plan for the effects of climate change until they perceive a threat to their specific communities.

Nov 28, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Toxic ‘Marine Snow’ Can Sink Quickly, Persist at Ocean Depths

A specific neurotoxin can persist, accumulate and reach significant depths quickly in “marine snow” formed by the algae Pseudo-nitzschia, which could impact shellfish and the humans who consume it.

Nov 28, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Smart Patch Releases Blood Thinners As Needed, Prevents Thrombosis in Animal Model

A new smart patch that releases blood thinners as needed successfully prevents thrombosis in animal models.